State health officials report 16 flu deaths last week


RALEIGH - North Carolina health officials said there were 16 new flu-related deaths between February 19 and 25th, bringing the total for this flu season to 63.

The news comes as health officials in Halifax County said Wednesday an infant has died of complications from the flu.

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A statement from county's public health system said it wouldn't release any additional information.

64 percent of the adult deaths have involved people 65 years old and older.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports 34 infant deaths associated with the flu during the current season.

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